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by jskate
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 7074

Re: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?

I'm sure you could find those salomon brake axles somewhere. But the brake axle for some rollerblade brakes should work, e.g. the ones that go with the rollerblade twister. They're just a bit longer than the salomon type. You can get these from inlinewarehouse.
by jskate
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: frames or boot
Replies: 12
Views: 2104

Re: frames or boot

After recovering from the fun at Goodwood, I have started to think about the selection of my skate. I have had the FR1s for about a year now, I have tried to attend as many street skates as possible, and so far I have been happy. After the race on Sunday I sat down took my skates off to be met with...
by jskate
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: UFS Converter Plate
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: UFS Converter Plate

I converted my salomon fsk to take a stepped 5 wheel frame. I just used a cut a section from a plastic chopping board for the front to even it out and a longer frame bolt which I had knocking around. Oh, and I fashioned a metal shim for the back frame bolt area to level it all out. But after doing a...
by jskate
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 7074

Re: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?

Ah, sorry dude, I don;t want to use the Salomon brake, but just the axles in combination with the universal brake. I guess that I'm most concerned that the outside screws will bottom out inside the axles before they tighten the brake against the frame. I just included the Salomon brake to show what...
by jskate
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 7074

Re: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?

Would I be wrong to think that these 8mmx32mm long Solomon axles: http://www.skatepro.dk/catalog/images/products/bimages/salo_brake_axle.jpg http://www.panix.com/~uwe/brakelev/salomon2.jpg would work with this frame: http://nettracing.com/pict/frames/infer.jpg and this brake: http://i84.photobucket...
by jskate
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 7074

Re: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?

Have you seen this? May be useful. http://www.panix.com/~uwe/brakelev/brake_pictures_english.html Nothing to do with me, just found it following links. Looks like the powerslide ultimate or the bennink would be the most effective ones there as they both have good ground clearance. But they appear n...
by jskate
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 7074

Re: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?

Toby wrote:The leash is *such* a good look, I'm sure it'll catch on.


I think it's the black socks and speed skates in that photo that have the killer looks. The leash systems aren't that noticeable when they aren't being used. They just look like another strap.
by jskate
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 7074

Re: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?

I did take a look at the powerslide heel brake, but it looks like it's made out of plastic; I just had some concerns about how strong it would be. Is it actually made out of metal? There's two types of aftermarket powerslide brakes - one is plastic, very thick and pretty cheap quality. The other is...
by jskate
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 7074

Re: Aluminum Universal Heel Brakes?

Has anyone seen/know where I can get one (or two) heel brakes like these? No but I wouldn't recommend the powerslide universal brake. I like the look of these as they have a big angle on the housing which would make them more effective on a long frame skate. And you can do a DIY job with that leash...
by jskate
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: Inline Downhill anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 4803

Re: Inline Downhill anyone?

africandrifter wrote:Bwahahahaha!!! seems like folks are all a little scared to try some thing new...


Out of interest, do you drift/slide as your avatar suggests? I'm sure if you could pass on a few sliding tips to would be downhillers
you'd get some interest.
by jskate
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Inline Downhill anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 4803

Re: Inline Downhill anyone?

africandrifter wrote:Are there any folk out there who would be interested in a "downhill workshop" if there were one going. If so i would be happy to put something together in order to drum up a little interest so we can grow the scene in this country.

G.
by jskate
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Rossignol descenders???
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Rossignol descenders???

I haven't but if you have no luck you should think about the Seba FR1 if you want a rigid plastic boot for downhill.
by jskate
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: Inline Downhill anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 4803

Re: Inline Downhill anyone?

So if there is anyone out there interested id love to hear from you!! G. You could always go hang out with some downhill skateboarders or luge boarders. Here in Aus they're just about the only guys who do the serious 80 kph + downhill stuff. Of course I realise that this advice is of very little he...
by jskate
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Inline Downhill anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 4803

Re: Inline Downhill anyone?

So if there is anyone out there interested id love to hear from you!! G. You could always go hang out with some downhill skateboarders or luge boarders. Here in Aus they're just about the only guys who do the serious 80 kph + downhill stuff. Of course I realise that this advice is of very little he...
by jskate
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Your skates
Replies: 643
Views: 323714

Re: Your skates

Yikes...that would be ugly... I haven't had a problem thus far. I have some blue Loctite, but I've been adjusting the frames, so I haven't put any on. Why not do that if you're not adjusting your frames? I sometimes do adjust them, and if the frame got damaged it'd make life difficult trying to rem...
by jskate
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Your skates
Replies: 643
Views: 323714

Re: Your skates

nice, try mounting it with 6 screws, or 8. Phil told me seba was using 4 on his. I can see the sense of this. For the second time now I have arrived the bottom of a steep hill only to find the frame screw on my Sebas/Bont infernos coming loose - and I do check their tightness quite regularly! I swe...
by jskate
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Salomon Delector mods.
Replies: 21
Views: 6065

Re: Salomon Delector mods.

Well I like my new Deflector II. But some parts could be better, like sliding protection. Soo here are the mods. Note: outher sliders mod is on delay, because of ordering new sliders. How effective are those sliders actually going to be? It looks like after a few slides you will wear away the screw...
by jskate
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Looking for Salomon FSK UFS frames
Replies: 25
Views: 9360

Re: Looking for Salomon FSK UFS frames

912 crew is definitely an inspiration for me and they represent just that. if you remember Greg Mirzoyan, Ben. Brillante and them lot: Well they do this now : http://vimeo.com/11489328 (notice the odd pair of fsk's...on the grass) best to know some french prior to watching this though. I think Greg...
by jskate
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Downhill Skate Setup
Replies: 76
Views: 22524

Re: Downhill Skate Setup

Why half worn? Because you can more of an angle for better stopping power? not sure if I can go any further forward with the frames. Possibly with a screw with a smaller head that will fit between the wheel/frame into the boot. Cheers. half worn enables better angle, correct. But if you grab the to...
by jskate
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Downhill Skate Setup
Replies: 76
Views: 22524

Re: Downhill Skate Setup

Hi, will post a pic when I get a chance. The K2 brakes are easy to put on most frames. You just need to bolt an extension on them (from any hardware store) and buy a threaded axle from somewhere like inlinewarehouse. They are very effective brakes. The powerslide universal brakes are not very good s...

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